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Thursday, September 19, 2013

shoes to skin

I've decided to play along again for this week's Mama Kat Thursday, and I've chosen the prompt:

2.) Take a picture every hour and show us what a day in your life is like.

Even to this day, I've always liked books with pictures, so why not a blog post with pictures?


My day typically starts with some sort of exercise to get things moving and work out the kinks that take up residence overnight - either running or attempting to beef up my noodle arms.  This morning I went for a run.  And yes, this is a totally recycled photo from a post wondering why my running shoes  have reflectors on the tops of them.  

After a shower, breakfast, and send-off to Magnum to work and, now, the lone Meego to school, I go through the e-mail, check a few blogs, then I'm off to class.


Clear blue skies and dry, mud-free bike lanes to get me there.  Wheeeee!!

It's nice on campus in the morning hours with a few sleepy students shuffling around.  Especially on mornings when it's not pouring down rain.


I'm taking three classes, and the schedule is such that I'm (supposed to be) there each weekday.  My favorite class is my math class, which I guess is a good thing since I'm doing this to be a math teacher.  My teacher classes are pretty ho-hum.  It feels like I should've been able to "test out" of them since I've already had a decent pile of teaching experience, but I expect things to improve and am trying to be patient.

After class, I return home and have enough time to grab some lunch, get a bit of housewifery done, and get cleaned up for my next stop.  I usually indulge in a bit of recreational reading for reward after my morning in academia.  Here's my current book:


I just grabbed it from the "New Fiction" shelf at the library.  I'm still deciding if I like it or not.

After being nourished, cleaned up, and fictionally indulged, most afternoons, I head out to the funner part of my teaching classes.  Go play teacher, for about an hour, at either the elementary or middle school.

Elementary school
Middle school

Fifth grade math in Mr. H's class and 8th grade algebra in Mrs. D's class.

These days, except for dumb Fridays, I go tutor in the late afternoons or evenings.  I meet with my students in local study rooms. Here is the view as I waited for my tutee at the community college library.



That guy out there looks like he's working hard, but I think he was watching video of Miley Cyrus.

Finally, after class and tutin', it's home with the fam, which nowadays has more pets than people.  


Last night, we discovered that King Reese had grown out of his skin again.  As I rummaged around for the sheddings, Napolion figured it was all toys for him.  I think he's more monkey than cat.

There!  Eight pictures for eight hours.  

Okay, it was more than eight hours, so I didn't play by the exact rules, so dock my pay.  I was thinking that nobody wanted to see the dirty clothes I laundered and folded or the cat box I cleaned, among other things.

You're welcome.
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24 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

I think the world and his dog are watching the Miley Cyrus video.

Sounds, and looks like a busy day to me. Glad you get a bit of fun time along the way.

Rosie said...

You seemed to have had a very busy day. I hope that you put your feet up and relaxed for a bit come end of the day. Great shots btw! Check out my Mama Kats if you have time! http://www.9erdomestic.com/i-loathed-jogging/

Melinda Ott said...

Busy day....but at least it looks like you had lovely weather!

Anonymous said...

A day in the life of AbbyNormal. Loved it! :)
And I'm thrilled you've released the hold on all the rain! Our grass has been needing it.
And yeah, we ALL do laundry and clean litter boxes, so thanks for showing us the stuff we don't get to see and do. Fun!

Riot Kitty said...

That kitty is so cute! I hope you didn't let him eat the skin though. Yech.

Practical Parsimony said...

Take the CLEP for the lower level classes. Check it out. That way, you don't have to pay for and sit through classes.

lotta joy said...

Lordy girl. I can only say three things. Sheesh. OMG. and, "pooped".

You wear me out, and to put all this work into becoming THE ONE THING I would not want to do. Be stuck with kids for 8 hours.

Rock Chef said...

Love the photos of where you go - you really do live in what I think of as a classically American place, don't you? Wide streets, nice buildings, the Rockies in the distance...

Thanks for sharing!

Rock Chef said...

Think I might give this a go - maybe tomorrow!

Abby said...

I have yet to watch the Miley Cyrus video except for inadvertent snippets seen while taking covert photos.

Abby said...

It was a busy day - wouldn't want that EVERY day - but I did get some feet up time.

Abby said...

Weather really does affect the quality of the day!

Abby said...

Glad the water spout has moved your way. Too much of a good thing is not so good! Some pictures just aren't mean to be.

Abby said...

OH no way. That'd be gross. Cats!

Abby said...

If there was a CLEP for these classes, I'd be all over them, but they're part of a specific program. The program is fairly new, and I'm going to put my two cents in for waivers or some sort, though - for the future victims.

Abby said...

Oh... is THAT what I'm getting myself into??

Abby said...

OH, we're 'merkin here alrighty! Those narrow roads you bicycle on scare me! But then the cars there are smaller, right?? I hope you do this activity for us!

Betty said...

Wow! You get a lot done in a day! I love the pics, especially the cat wanting the skin one.

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG. I totally loved your day in the life of Abby via hourly photos. But man, you sure are busy!!

Abby said...

He's a young cat and usually up to something amusing!

Abby said...

I wouldn't want that schedule every day, fer sure!

terri said...

I gotta get more creative with my blogging and get involved in some of these fun challenges! Always so much fun over here on your page!

Love your pictures. I was really struck by the view of the campus! It's SO pretty! And the picture of Meego playing with the skin-toy with Napolion is adorable. I think my dog is part cat. She sits and plays like that sometimes.

agg79 said...

That's a lot for one day. The campus looks great even if it is missing a few hundred students. Rides on campus I imagine are pretty quiet on early morning.s

Anita said...

Sounds like a good day; full of productivity with a little relaxation and motherhood thrown in.